I had the pleasure to interview MEP Mrs. Mihaylova, and one of the most influential women in the area of Regional Development in Europe.
I am always curious to find out how other people, different than the ones I regularly work with, manage projects. A few months ago I had the pleasure to participate in a session with a Lama from Tibet.
I received many requests to analyse not only notorious project failures, but also study those projects that were extremely successful. On this occasion, I selected what we could claim to be the best commercial project ever run in history, the Purple project.
Articles, podcasts and other interesting stuff that I came across over the past month.
With the aim of learning from past failures, this section analyses, using a simplified framework developed over more than ten years, a notorious project that was poorly managed and was terribly unsuccessful. What is fascinating about all projects is that they all share a set of common characteristics, which, if well understood, soundly addressed, and actively managed; can increase the chances of success and minimize the risk of failure.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Robin Speculand, one of the first experts focusing on strategy implementation. I was curious to hear about his personal project, as well as his views on the link between project management and successful strategy execution.
Projects, have, are, and will be an essential part of value creation and social transformation. We are witnessing the rise of the project economy. The so-called gig economy is driven by projects.
The last part includes further articles, webinars, podcasts and interesting stuff that I came across over the past month.
One of the most surprising project failures I came recently across was the one of the new Berlin airport. It is rare to see a project of such size fail, especially in Germany, a country known for its effectiveness, efficiency and planning capabilities.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Stuart Crainer and Des DearLove, founders of Thinkers50, launched in 2001, and the first-ever global ranking of management thinkers. I was curious to hear about their project, as well as their views on thought leadership, and why project management has been ignored by most of the “gurus”.